EA look set to announce a brand new download service named ‘Origin’, which will serve as a direct competitor to Steam as the publisher aims to increase it's presence in the digital download space.
Considering they just gave the rights to sell their back catalogue to GoG, I wonder what their plan is with 'Origin'? You'd think holding your old franchises as exclusives for your own service would be an asset, so maybe Origin will take a different direction in online distribution?
they already lost to steam i called it first
well if EA offers a decent enough service and pulls all there software from steam it would give them the competitive advantage.
I know....I just raped EA for 3 games on Steam a few sales ago. There's no way they can compete with Steam.
Won't do nearly as good as steam.... You can't beat steam now. They've become a juggernaut of the download world. Hope this doesn't mean I have to buy BF3 on Origin though. Thad be annoying...
I doubt they'd make it exclusive to their service. The more download services the game is likely leads to more revenue.
Well it was annoying buying HL2 on STEAM at first as well, but world loves STEAM now and Millions bought HL2 even in that jumbled mess of STEAM's birth. I doubt Origin will beat Steam day 1, but just like OnLive it will launch. It will exist. People will see it. It will grow old and more people will see it and download it likely at some point even if just to test it out. Even if you never get a deal on it. An EA branded distribution service is gonna likely benefit EA games at some point.
What's the point of this? Seems stupid, if you ask me.
if you begin to piece this, activision's elite, M$'s future for pc gamers. It all becomes very clear at what their goal is. The goal is simple. Become the facebook of the gaming world.
So, will this replace the EA Download Manager? The thing is too clunky, and I hate how it auto-starts.
You can disable that in the settings. Or MSCONFIG.
Oh yeah EA? You think you can match anything? content? prices? features? stability? We'll see.
LOL if anything was truly DOA it is going to be this.
I too don't understand why they would think they could stop Steam now; they've got too much momentum. Unless they start giving things away for free, this'll probably fail. Off-topic: Hypothetically speaking, is it possible to bubble down a Mod?
It is possible, but I can control how many bubbles I and members have so I can just put myself at 10 if it ever dropped
Well, it will be interesting to see what they plan to do with it. Right now Steam is doing great. I do buy some of my games from D2D and other direct download sites, but Steam has the best sales by far. Of course Steam offers so much more than just digital downloads.
i dont get it....why they would even bother doing this? does this mean that EA games wont show up on steam anymore?
EA is a little late...
imagine if every publisher started their own steam like area and pulled their content from steam, it would be horrible. the reason steam works so well is because all of the content is in one place. if EA does this its just going to be a major pain in the ass for consumers
yeah....my indie mmo is going to dethrone wow too!! There is no competitor to steam....none Steam has more people on at almost ANY TIME of the day than xboxlive and psn combined there's 1.8 million nerds on right now, at 2 am on a thursday, on friday at 8pm it's like 4.5 million xboxlive's record was like 2 million back with codmw2 http://www.gamespot.com/xbo... steam does that on any regular old tuesday at 6pm hopefully they come up with something cool though, competition is GOOD!! I like the idea of buying a game from ea direct and you get all the iphone apps and related dlc would be sweet too!! cough...cough, psn and xboxlive console monopoly, retarded high prices for crap....cough...halo reach for 49.99 like its a greeat deal ....cough
EA is doing this to take more money for getting the complete game.I assure you there will be crap weapons pack,companion addon pack priced at the rate of a full indie game.
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